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Arizona G Daryn Colledge Likely A Cap Casualty

Steven Haskos January 29, 2014 Cardinals 2 Comments

The Arizona Cardinals offensive line will likely undergo some changes this offseason.

After mentioning that Chiefs LT Branden Albert could end up being the Cardinals No. 1 offseason target, Mike Jurecki now notes that RG Daryn Colledge is “likely” to be a cap casualty this offseason.

Colledge, an eight-year veteran out of Boise State, started all 16 games for the Cardinals this year, but carries a cap hit of $7.275 million for the 2014 season. However, releasing him at the start of the 2014 league year would free up $2.725 million in cap space.

Jurecki mentions that Arizona could ultimately designate Colledge as a June 1st release, which would instead create $5 million in available cap, according to Overthecap.com.

Part of the reason the Cardinals may view Colledge as expendable is their belief that Earl Watford, a fourth-round pick in last year’s draft out of James Madison, could be ready to claim the starting RG spot.  The Cardinals will have last year’s first-round pick Jonathan Cooper back as well to solidify the LG spot after spending last year on injured reserve after breaking his fibula in the preseason.

Colledge, 31, has spent the last three seasons with the Cardinals and has started in all 48 games. He signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract with Arizona back in 2011.

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  • jdouble777

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    • NFL Trade Rumors

      You bring up a good point that we could probably do a better job of offering more information relating to a players ability/performance. We’ll definitely consider the idea as a way to expand our coverage and enhance the content on the site.

      As for Colledge, has consistently ranked in the middle of the pack dating back to his time in GB. He’s likely to find some interest should the Cardinals in fact release him, but he wouldn’t rank in our Top 120 available free agents as of right now.

      Some quality G free agents include: Geoff Schwartz (KC), Travelle Wharton (CAR), Jon Asamoah, and Rodger Saffold (STL). Although Saffold may draw interest from teams in need of OT help.

      Thanks again for the suggestion.